ABC Family to Air First Four Harry Potter Movies, Exclusive Footage from Upcoming Blu-ray/DVD

Burbank, CA (November 9, 2009) – ABC Family continues the holiday cheer with its “Harry Potter” weekend on December 4-6, airing the first four installments of the popular film series as part of the network’s “25 Days of Christmas” programming event.

To add to the magic, ABC Family will also be airing exclusive footage from “Creating the World of Harry Potter,” an eight-hour documentary series revealing the filmmaking magic behind all of the films in the series. For the first time ever, uncover the intimate details, never-before-seen screen tests, inside stories by cast and filmmakers, and directors’ critical decisions behind the creation of Harry Potter’s world on screen. “Creating the World of Harry Potter” is only available in the “Harry Potter Ultimate Edition” series on Blu-ray and DVD.   Each Ultimate Edition includes a one-hour feature from “Creating the World of Harry Potter” that highlights a unique aspect of the filmmaking process. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Ultimate Edition” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Ultimate Edition” available on Blu-ray and DVD December 8.

In addition, fans will get an advanced look at the “Close Up with the Cast” piece when they join Evanna Lynch, who plays Luna Lovegood, as she visits the costume department and shows off some of her jewelry designs. Fans can also go behind the scenes with the cast and crew to see how the infamous Cave was created and what it took to bring the Inferi to the big screen. Both of these pieces will be featured in their entirety on the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” Blu-ray Combo Pack and 2-Disc Special Edition DVD.

The “Harry Potter” weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 4
7:30-11:00 PM ET/PT –  HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

Saturday, December 5
12:30-4:00 PM ET/PT –  HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
4:00-8:00 PM ET/PT –  HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT – HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN

Sunday, December 6
12:30-4:30 PM ET/PT - HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
4:30-7:30 PM ET/PT –  HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
7:30-11:00 PM ET/PT – HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

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